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Deborah Ellen Thorpe

Deborah Ellen Thorpe, American Physical therapist, educator. Certified pediatric specialist American Physical Therapy Association Board of Specialities. Active Hospice of Galveston County, 1993-1994. Member American Physical Therapy Association (regional director region VI since 1992, Pediat. Clinical Specialist award 1993), Texas Physical Therapy Association, Alpha Eta (honorary).

Background

Thorpe, Deborah Ellen was born on December 17, 1956 in Pittsburgh. Daughter of Edward Kent and Rosemarie (Keyser) Thorpe.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, West Virginia University, 1979. Master of Science in Motor Learning and Motor Development, West Virginia University, 1983. Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy, University New England, 1988.

Postgraduate, Medical College Pennsylvania/Hahnemann University, since 1998.

Career

Teacher K-8, West Virginia Public Schools, Morgantown, 1979-1986;physical therapist, Sullivan Diagnostic Texas Center, Monticello, New York, 1988-1989;director physical therapist, Sullivan Diagnostic Texas Center, Monticello, New York, 1989-1991;assistant professor physical therapy Department, University Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, 1991-1995;physical therapist, Children's Therapy Center, Clear Lake, Texas, 1994-1995;physical therapist, Ken-Crest Superior vena cava syndrome, Philadelphia, since 1995. Member Texas Department of Health Habilitation Panel, Austin, Texas, 1994. Member School Health Advisory Committee, Galveston, Texas, 1992-1995.

Presenter in field.

Membership

Active Hospice of Galveston County, 1993-1994. Member American Physical Therapy Association (regional director region VI since 1992, Pediat. Clinical Specialist award 1993), Texas Physical Therapy Association, Alpha Eta (honorary).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: golf, biking, swimming, cross-country skiing, reading.